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Horse trappings

Bronze fittings and parts of wood remains of a yoke or harness fitting of bronze on wood, presumably for attaching two animals to the pole of a vehicle. Bar of wood partially sheathed in bronze which is filled in places with plaster. Bronze knob rising at either end. Central element on which...

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From Meroe, Beg. North 5. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, reign of Natakamani, 0–A.D. 20


Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)


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Medium or Technique

Bronze, wood, white paste


The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Animal-related